Mamta Sagar

Mamta Sagar, an Indian poet and playwright writing in Kannada language has three collections of poems, four plays, an anthology of column writing, a collection of a collection of essays in Kannada and English on Gender, Language, Literature and Culture and a booklet on Slovenian-Kannada Literature Interactions to her credit. She was invited as ‘Poet in Residence’ to Belgrade, Serbia by AUROPOLIS, an Association of Multimedia Artists. Mamta has presented poems at poetry festivals in Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Colombia, Cuba, South Africa, Nicaragua, Slovenia, Serbia and Macedonia. Her poems are translated into Indian and many foreign languages including Sinhalese, Vietnamese, Galician, Maltese, Spanish, Slovenian, Serbian, Macedonian, Chinese, Japanese, Cebuano etc and are published in those respective languages. She has collaborated/performed in ‘MOTHERLAND’, with artists N.Pushpamala (India), ‘Emily Dickenson project’ with Jannet and Jennifer (Australia), with poets Marjorie Evasco (Philippines) and Que Mai (Vietnam) and musicians Manja Ristic, Igor Stangliczky and Marko Jevtić (Belgrade). Mamta has conducted poetry workshops for schools in Durban, South Africa(2005) and at the Rangashankara Theatre festival 2007, Bangalore and a theatre workshop for young girls from economically backward communities in Hyderabad. Her article, “Sexism and Language” is included in ‘Battleground: Women, Gender and Sexuality’ edited by Amy Lind. Greenwood Publishers, USA. 2007. Articles and poetry around gender sensitivity by Mamta Sagar are showcased in ‘Agenda’, Empowering Women for Gender Equality, journal No. 69, South Africa. Routes-‘Moving Worlds’ A Journal of Transcultural Writings, Vol 2, Issue One, University of Leeds-UK. South Asian Studies News Letter-IOWA, Spring. ‘TOMAS’, The Literary Journal, published by Centre for Creative Writing and Studies, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines Issue 10. SAMYUKTA- A Journal of Women Studies, Thiruvananthapuram. URDHVA MULA: An Inter-disciplinary Journal focusing on Women and Related Issues, Mumbai. Behind Closed Doors: Domestic Violence in India, Mumbai. British Council’s Website on Women Writing, the websites like Poetry International, etc. Dr. Mamta G Sagar teaches at the Centre for Kannada Studies, Bangalore University and lives in Bangalore.